The joy of spending the holidays with our families is now tempered with grief. Auden's great-grandma, Benita -- Jason's grandma, his mother's mother-- passed away yesterday. She was 88.
I am humbled; suddenly and acutely aware of how precious our days are, and our relationships. Isn't this always death's reminder?
I want to honor her life and her passing with gratitude: for her life and her courage, for our parents, and for the inevitable threads that weave each generation together and carry us forward.